Dating advice is one of those weird things that seems to come from everywhere all at once. Whether you asked for it or not, most people you know seem more than happy to tell you exactly what you should and shouldn’t be doing in matters of love. And yet for all the chatter that surrounds it, we so often don’t seek out advice from the one place it actually makes sense to go – the people who have lived long enough to know what they’re talking about.

That’s a mistake that these images attempt to rectify. Here are the top ten bits of dating advice from some folks old enough that you should probably listen.

10. Dig some gold?

Aileen, you naughty so and so.

9. Look on the bright side

Negativity breeds negativity.

8. The heart of the matter

It’ll take you far.

7. A little respect

Find out what it means to me.

6. Know when to fold ’em

That’s some great advice, Joan.

5. Take her

Come on, how can you resist that face?

4. The royal wedding

It will lead to a grand adventure.

3. Stay on guard

You gotta look out for yourself.

2. Oh, behave

You first, lady.

1. And finally…

That’s what I’ve been saying all along!

Solid words all around. If only I’d have known some of this sooner…

What’s the best piece of dating advice you’ve ever received?

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